Friday, January 6, 2012


It could happen tomorrow . . .

An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions.

Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom—a young soldier—and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP.

For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it’s now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.

Author Ilsa J. Bick crafts a terrifying and thrilling novel about a world that could be ours at any moment, where those left standing must learn what it means not just to survive, but to live amidst the devastation.

Let me sum up how this book went for me:
Good, really getting into it...
Very good 4 or 5 star book....
Loving this book....
What the heck just happened?
Did we switch authors?
What the heck!!!!!

Let me explain, the first half of this book rocked, we had an awesome main character, good supporting characters, and an interesting plot that just made you want to know more. Then about half way through a dramatic event happens (sorry no spoilers) and the story stops and restarts 3 days later leaving us knowing very little about what happened and we only get to find out what happens through bits and pieces. And the author's style, along with the story line, just changes so dramatically that you are thrown out of the groove of story telling. 

So I loved it and then was ticked off by it but it still managed to pull off 3 stars, so I'm going to have to pick up the sequel when it comes out and hope it's like the first half of Ashes.

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